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She made it!

Record holder or not, and no matter what you think of her parents, this is an awesome accomplishment.

Australian teen completes round-the-world sail - Yahoo! News
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+1.

We watched her arrive shore side today in Sydney.....

When all is said and done, when the controversy is silenced and the bulldust has cleared.....what is left is that she is a remarkable girl who has done a remarkable thing.

I cried today...I absolutely balled my eyes out as I watched this 16 year old girl sail into my beautiful harbour having done what I have not yet had the courage or conviction to attempt in my 30 years of existance.

Bravo Jess.

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+1.

We watched her arrive shore side today in Sydney.....

When all is said and done, when the controversy is silenced and the bulldust has cleared.....what is left is that she is a remarkable girl who has done a remarkable thing.

I cried today...I absolutely balled my eyes out as I watched this 16 year old girl sail into my beautiful harbour having done what I have not yet had the courage or conviction to attempt in my 30 years of existance.

Bravo Jess.

chall03, Well said, well said! Good on her!
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Totally inspirational, all controversy aside, like Chall said she's done something very few of us (any???) here have. Hats off to her.

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Way to go, grrrrrrrrrrrrllll!!
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Totally inspirational, all controversy aside, like Chall said she's done something very few of us (any???) here have. Hats off to her.
Agreed, and as far as the controversy is concerned, doing something few of us have tends to generate some, fair or otherwise. I say otherwise in this case.

Bravo to her.

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I agree it is an astounding trip, but at 23,000 miles (a southern ocean rounding and a pop-up to the equator) it was NOT A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD. It was at best a loop over a large part of the globe.

Sailing non-stop...what ever did the poor girl eat all that time?!
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